This week’s edition of Leanne’s Spoiler List is packed with so many pre-finale goodies that I’m going to skip a long intro because I’m way too excited for y’all to read ‘em, including how The Vampire Diaries’ one-and-only original lady vampire Claire Holt spills secrets on a blossoming romance for Rebekah in Mystic falls and squashes rumors about a former flame.
Plus, I’ve got jaw-dropping Big Bang Theory news about Sheldon and Amy’s relationship-changing episode and scoop on who is getting an engagement ring in this week’s episode of The Office. I've even seen next week’s Modern Family and Nurse Jackie to bring you all the details before anyone else. So sit back, relax and enjoy being spoiled!
1. The Vampire Diaries: Matbekah
We know know Rebekah will be heading down to New Orleans to join her brothers on The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoning Mystic Falls without another word. She’s got actual friends there, one of which she’s become especially close to in recent episodes: Matt, the group’s token human friend.
That relationship is only going to grow during the final two episodes of the season, Claire Holt tells Hollywood.com. “I think Matt’s going to see a side to Rebekah he’s never seen before. He’s dying to see some of the good qualities that she has. She’s very vindictive — girl is definitely going out for what she wants,” she says. “I think fans will be happy with the outcome. Whether it’s long-lasting or not I don’t know, but it’s definitely going to tie up some loose ends, I think.”
Will things get romantic? We kind of hope so! “I kind of hope so too,” Holt says. “I’ve had a lot of lovely male conquests on that show so Zach Roerig would be welcomed as another.” There’s one thing we shouldn’t look out for as high school graduation approaches, however: Stebekah. Rebekah and Stefan ain’t gonna happen, y’all.
“I think that’s kind of been put to bed for the moment, which I’m more than disappointed about because I adore Paul [Wesley],” Holt spills. “He’s such a great guy and such fun to work with and I love every second of shooting with him. But I don’t think that’s going to go anywhere any time soon. I think that’s just a mutually beneficial race to the cure fling and now it’s kind of over.”
2. The Big Bang Theory: An Elf and Ogre Sitting in a Tree…
By now you all should know how I feel about this show, but for the few Leanne’s List newbies out there, let me reiterate: I love The Big Bang Theory so much that it almost hurts. So you can imagine how disappointed I am now that there are only two new episodes of the season. In order to cheer me up, CBS gifted me with an early viewing of this week’s all-new episode, “The Love Spell Potential” — and goodness gracious it most certainly worked because I can’t stop smiling!
The ladies are thrilled to be heading off to Las Vegas but their plans for a six-way with The Blue Man Group — (Amy’s suggestion, FYI) are put on hold when the trip is cancelled. In order to make the girls feel better for their lost weekend of alcohol-fueled shenanigans, Leonard, Howard and a reluctant Sheldon invite their ladies to join them for an epic quest in the world’s nerdiest game: Dungeons & Dragons. Trust me, this episode makes you actually want to play it!
You'll also get a taste of Howard’s uncanny celebrity impersonations as Dungeon Master (his Nicolas Cage voice is great!) and the group really gets into the imagined action (although I’m pretty sure Penny’s “magic potion” has a lot to do with that). Unfortunately, the episode is not all fun and games because Amy finally reaches her breaking point with Sheldon’s stand-offish un-boyfriend-like behavior and she lets him know it!
But, get excited Shamy fans because there is a BIG revelation with our favorite brainiac couple. I’m talking huge! Let’s just say that Sheldon and Amy have a ridiculously sweet heart-to-heart and finally decides to take a long awaited and very intimate journey together — Dungeon & Dragons style of course! It’s even better than the tiara episode.
3. Modern Family: Pure Family Fun
After tonight there are only two more episodes left of Modern Family this season and next week’s episode —airing May 15 — entitled, “Games People Play,” is three separate storylines of pure family fun. When Phil snags a brand-new RV and takes the family for a quick ride up the coast, Claire is anxiously awaiting for her kids to unleash their inner demons and turn their relaxing daycation into a drama-filled fight. Unfortunately for her, she’s realizing that maybe the kids are not the problem, maybe it’s her. Gasp!
Lily is competing in her very first gymnastics competition and one of her dads (okay, maybe both) really gets into the competitive sprit as they watch their little girl balance on a beam that’s 6 inches off the floor. Gloria and Jay overreact to not being invited to a game of charades.
Looking back, I have absolutely no idea where Gloria and Jay’s newborn baby was during this episode. It was never explained and now I fear for that child’s safety. Oh, and someone (I’m not going to say who) auditioned for The Laker Girls and their routine is fun for the whole family!
4. The Office: Pam and Jim Perfection
Tomorrow’s penultimate episode of The Office, “A.A.R.M.” is 22 minutes of pure magic. This episode has pretty much everything you could ever want: Classic Jim and Dwight shenanigans? Check! A choreographed dance routine? Uh-huh! Amazing Pam and Jim flashbacks that’ll make you cry? Grab a box of tissues because that’s a huge tear-filed yes!
While Andy is off perusing dreams at The Next Great A Cappella Sensation — and pissing off Clay Aiken in the process — the staff at Dunder Mifflin is preparing for the long-awaited premiere of their PBS documentary! It’s all very exciting and extremely sad at the same time. Oh and have you figured out what A.A.R.M. stands for yet? Why, it's Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional manager, of course!
Now that Jim is firmly back at his Dunder Mifflin desk, he is completely embracing his spot in this classic Office position and even going one step further by holding a competition to find his assistant. It’s truly wonderful to see Jim and Dwight finally on the same team, especially when Jim offers his friend some adorably honest and life-changing relationship advice.
There's also a HUGE secret revealed and someone may be getting a ring on their finger. Oh, and Steve Carell returns! Okay, fine it may just be his voice in this episode but, hey, it’s still pretty damn exciting. That's what she said.
5. Nurse Jackie: First Date Jitters
Grab your favorite dress and put on that perfect shade of lipstick because in this Sunday’s all-new episode of Nurse Jackie, we’re tagging along on a date! It’s Jackie’s first date post-split and it’s clear that she’s a bit off her game. Luckily Zoey, Thor, (and pretty much the entire hospital staff) step up to help their flirtation-challenged friend in need.
Overall, Jackie’s date is great: the fish and chips are delicious, Frank’s jokes are hilarious and our leading lady is surprised at how much she’s enjoying her first time being sober while wearing a dress. Unfortunately, the good times are interrupted when a phone call from Jackie’s past sends her into the arms of someone completely unexpected.
Oh and for all the youngsters out there reading this, a piece of advice: don't lie to your mother saying that you’re going to watch The Hunger Games at a friends house and then sneak out to a noisy club that you’re not supposed to be in. Because that's exactly what Grace does and the repercussions are not pretty.
Are you excited to see more Matt and Rebecca flirtations on The Vampire Diaries? Sad to see The Office come to a close? What do you think is going to happen between Sheldon and Amy on The Big Bang Theory? Tell me everything in the comments below!
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S8E6: Entourage plodded along this episode, wrapping up a few major conflicts, proving that nothing Vince does is really of consequence, dispelling more drama with Sloane and making us actually feel sorry for Ari, which I didn’t think was possible. It’s an interesting hodgepodge of a plot and I’ll try my best to carve a path through it.
“I’m sure you’ve been with like a thousand girls.” -Waitress
“I’ve never been very good at math.” -Vince
Everyone’s teasing E about being a “motherfucker” because of his tryst with Melinda – wow guys, creative, but it’s not like we expect much more from this show by now. They meet Vince at his photoshoot for Vanity Fair, where he’s awaiting the article. What do these guys think Vanity Fair is? They’ve got Vince in some penguin tuxedo on a set that looks like it came straight out of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As Vince awaits the results of the Vanity Fair article, Vince releases his boys so he can wait by himself (with Shauna). When he gets it, he’s upset that his performance with Sophie earned him a description that says he manipulates women. Why Vince? Because it’s so accurate?
He ditches the photoshoot to ambush Sophie at lunch. Nevermind the fact that he’s at an expensive photoshoot or that they want to give him the cover, Sophie described him accurately and he can’t have anyone knowing what he’s really like! (Of course, he maintains that the description is inaccurate – we know better.) She says she can’t change the article because it’s too late. He’ll settle for changing her opinion of him. She says it doesn’t matter because he’ll just treat some other girl the way he always does just as she introduces her next interview candidate – a college professor who’s trying to get money for destitute children. What a ridiculous, convenient contrast. This sends Vince into a tailspin of visiting ex hookups and girlfriends and trying to find one person he had a meaningful relationship with – and he can’t. Guess the journalist was right. (She was.)
E isn’t returning Melinda’s calls, but she’s actually just calling to say she’s on a new JJ Abrams show. So he meets her for lunch, where he confronts her about using him to make Terrence jealous, and she cougars out on him, talking about not wanting a relationship but regretting not “f**king him good enough to make him forget about Sloane.” She says the car she gave him is for the fact that she booked a show, not for the fact that he had sex with her.
Of course, Johnny Galecki shows up and says he had dinner with Sloane and that she was freaking out at the thought of E hooking up with Melinda, which means Galecki is probably going to tell him they did after sensing the sexual tension between the two. In the end, we end on the big cliffhanger: Galecki is sleeping with Sloane (probably) so she must have slept with Seth Green (probably) so Scott needs to fire him or E and he “are done.” (Probably.) Let’s be real, nothing is ever permanent on this show and nothing ever ends with Sloane, so I’m probably not the only one who’s not holding her breath.
“Who are you friends with out here Turtle? Do you know anyone on Glee?” –Don Pepe’s Couple
Turtle picks up the Don Pepe couple at the airport and they are obnoxious Queens caricatures. It’s really not fair to the people of Queens, New York that this couple is their representative. It’s embarrassing.
They’re upset that they aren’t meeting lots of celebs in L.A. – which is weird because there are plenty of celebs in New York. They accost David Spade at lunch and he basically tells them to shove it. Then they don’t want to see the space Turtle has picked out for Don Pepe’s because they want to go to the Lakers game early to try and meet celebs, plus they want a limo instead of having Turtle drive them to the game. He’s being pushed out of his own meetings. Poor Turtle has brought himself up from nothing since Season One and he still can’t manage to outdo the back of Leonardo DiCaprio’s head at a Laker game.
Johnny’s on strike and he’s getting calls from Billy Walsh who can’t afford his mortgage without Johnny’s Bananas and he’s starting to panic that the show might fold completely. Why anyone let Drama make a decision like this is beyond me – he’s always been a hot-headed idiot. You know it’s getting bad when Lloyd finds Johnny at the gym and tells him he’s going to lose everything if he doesn’t go back to the show.
Finally, Drama goes to see Dice to say the show is going to get cut, and Dice gives him some mumbo jumbo about standing strong. Johnny gets a call from Phil and he says he could kill Johnny’s movie if he doesn’t come back to work right now – he really could lose everything. Johnny still tells Phil no. Of course, immediately, Dice gets a call from Phil and hears the show is back on, the whole thing worked and everyone’s fine. But Drama, you were right, you are a self-sabotager, you just got lucky.
“World Class chauvinist Ari Gold’s balls are being held by two women. Who’da thunk it?” –Babs
Finally, we have Ari. Poor, poor Ari. Why I feel sorry for him is beyond me, but somehow I do. He’s meeting with a particularly bitter divorce lawyer and he’s grieving and wants to give his ex everything, but the lawyer tells him that she’s likely going to take his business. Well, this suddenly got interesting and here we’ve got the most interesting plot twist we’ve seen on this show in years.
Anyway, Ari asks Babs to float him the $11 million that his wife put into the company to prevent her from taking over once the divorce proceedings start. She says she’ll do it but she wants a majority share of the company, which he now holds. He doesn’t want to do that so he pays a visit to his wife to talk about the company and she’s cooking with Bobby Flay. She won’t let Ari in, but he smells the cooking and is outraged. First he gets violent and starts threatening Flay, but then he just gets sad at his wife’s betrayal and walks out hurt like a little puppy with his tail between his legs. Poor Ari.
I think the biggest mystery Entourage could have dropped is the question of how they managed to make us care so much that Ari Gold, the prolific douchebag, is sitting by his lonesome while his life comes crumbing down around him. Bravo, boys. Bravo.
It must be awful to be a Kardashian not named Kim. Seriously, just when you think you're getting all the attention because you had a child or are married to a Laker or you bought a really great new hat, Kim comes along and steals the spotlight with a fiance out of nowhere and a rock the size of Jupiter on her finger. Maybe that's why Khloe and Kourtney went on Good Morning America sans Kim and struggled to steer every question away from the pending nuptials. But how do you do that when that's all anyone wants to talk about? PREGNANCY RACE. Obviously.
Watch as they try to explain their own lives while simultaneously working every muscle in their bodies to betray any signs that they may actually have thoughts or other human qualities. Seriously girls, loosen up. You're reality stars for godsakes.
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S2:E5 On last night’s Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, we saw the sisters have their first real fight! There were tears, hair pulling, and lots of calling each other “bitch” and “idiot” (only that last one was real – producer Ryan Seacrest never lets us have any real fun). Sounds like “idiot” is getting mainstream again! Next time the paperboy puts your paper in your mailbox instead of on your “welcome” mat, call him an “idiot” Seacrest might give you your own show!
The episode started with Khloe talking to Monica (click here to remember who she is) about how she’s working to get herself back into the industry after suffering some hardships she didn’t talk about. This got Khloe thinking how everyone in her family relies on her for help and she feels like she’s never allowed to ask for help when she needs it. But at least she has Lamar! What better person to hang a sex swing from the ceilings of a $4 million home than a Laker?
Back at their apartment, we saw Kourtney deep in preparation for a Life & Style shoot that would depict her post-baby body. Kourtney was going to the gym twice a day, eating nothing, and looked like a wet dog the entire episode. She was pawning off baby Mason onto Scott so she could go to the gym and meet with different trainers who would tell her to do things like “squeeze” and “clench” and “thrust,” which DO OR DO NOT SOUND LIKE SNAPPLE FLAVORS? This irritated Scott, who dressed up like an entitled Librarian’s son one time to go to a meeting, but then was made to stay home with the baby when Kourtney refused to skip the gym. And since she was spending so much time at the gym, she told Khloe to go work at the store the entire week so she could do something I’ve never heard of, like get her mind and body in sync.
So at the store, Khloe cracked the whip and made all the DASH girls take orders from her, which she generally never got to do to anybody but her stuffed animals because she’s the youngest of the three sisters. The girls followed orders, mainly because Khloe is taller and beefier than the cow that greets you at Stew Leonard’s. Meanwhile, Kourtney is lifting, squeezing, sweating and running so she can prove to mothers everywhere that if you don’t get your pre-baby body back, they're lazy sacks of s**t. One night when they were both home, Kourtney slept through the alarm which sent her scrambling to get her workout gear together so she could go back to the gym. But Khloe pulled her in front of a mirror and asked her where she needed to lose more weight. Kourtney showed her sister that she can make a doughnut from her stomach and explained she wanted to get back into the shape she was in for her Maxim shoot, and Khloe had to explain she had a baby and there was a greater chance the moon would collide with the earth before she’d get back to that body. Sad, but true. So Kourtney went to bed, probably feeling a little defeated and hoping a duo like “Pinky and the Brain” existed.
At DASH, Khloe surprised the staff with a night at a club with bottle service, which broke Kourtney’s main rule of never mixing business with pleasure. All the girls went out and chugged everything from Vodka to Cristal, and surprisingly didn’t die or start having sex with each other to house music. Khloe left early, because she’s “a married whore.”
The next day, Kourtney went out for a run and passed out on the beach. Paramedics called Khloe to have her come and pick her sister up, so she drove to where the ambulance was and found her sister sitting in the back of a waaaambulance with a blanket around her. They pulled the IV out of Kourtney, Khloe put her in the car and drove her home without saying “girl, you crazy if you think this is fly.” The scene ended with Kourtney realizing starving herself and working out obsessively wasn’t worth it for someone like Life & Style.
The next day, Kourtney got the color back in her face and went to the store. The girls told her of their night out with Khloe, and she raced home to confront her sister about how she broke the rule of business and pleasure living in separate pens on the farm. This angered Khloe because the whole week, she’d been catering to Kourtney, from helping at the store, to caring for Mason when she was at the gym, to picking her lifeless body up from the paramedics. They fought and fought and Khloe ended up flying back to Los Angeles THAT NIGHT.
So what's happening next week? Khloe really did fly home to Lamar. Who's going to come to Miami to help Kourtney with the store -- perhaps ANOTHER Kardashian sister? (Hint hint, nudge nudge, slap in the face.)
S2:E1 I was hesitant when I heard there would be a second season of “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” for two reasons: one, because you’d think the sisters would realize after one season that Miami isn’t really theirs for the taking, and two: because both Kourtney and Khloe's lives had changed so significantly since the first season ended (Kourtney had a baby boy and Khloe married L.A. Laker Lamar Odom) that they’d be over the beaches and bikinis thing.
But last night was the premiere of the second season, and it addressed my apprehension by explaining why, in fact, they decided to do a second season…which reaffirmed my own personal theory, and made it stronger than the theory of relativity: that any Kardashian is good Kardashian.
So the episode began with recapping everything that’s happened since the first season’s finale (which I just explained – I know it’s a Monday, but try and keep up). Then we cut right back to the Kris and Bruce’s household, where Kourtney and Khloe told the family they were going back to Miami to do more work on D-A-S-H, the store they set up there. Khloe didn’t want to go because she never wants to be more than an iPhone’s length away from her Laker husband, which is cute if you think about it while you’re on drugs. (Why can’t he go with her? He’s a Laker, and I’m pretty sure there’s some rule about Lakers going to Miami). However, luckily enough for Kourtney, her son Mason and horrendous boyfriend Scott Disick (I’m going to call him “Dick Scott”) had nothing better to do so he went to Miami with her.
Kourtney and Khloe didn’t go to Miami together. Kourtney, Scott and B-Mase (baby Mason…seriously, this isn’t going to work if you don’t make an effort) headed over there first, and because there’s simply more of them, they decided to take the biggest room in the hotel suite for themselves. While this was happening, we see Khloe and Lamar making out with each other in the back of a closet. My eyes got cross trying to figure out if this was a metaphor for something.
After Kourtney got settled in, she took B-Mas to look at the condition of D-A-S-H, which turned out to be the equivalent of Woodstock after the wood. There’s no merchandise and people were dropping deuces in the dressing rooms. DOESN’T THAT SOUND LIKE A PLACE YOU WANT TO GO? Kourtney hired a brand new staff, put the clothes back on the shelves, and cleaned up after the people who confused the dressing rooms with bathrooms.
Khloe arrived in Miami and after she heard all the work Kourtney did, she got pissed because she left Laker Lamar (ooh, that one just came to me!) to help her with the store -- not to have Kourtney do it all before she got there. This was the first piece of drama we got in the second season, which kind of blows because it’s really hard to identify with. Whenever your wife takes out the trash before you get home, you’re a psycho if you yell at her for doing it before you could.
In addition to revamping D-A-S-H, Khloe signed up to get back into her radio show, “Khloe After Dark.” She went back to the studio and chatted with her boss about whether or not she was able to commit to talking for four hours into a little microphone every Friday. Khloe hated guaranteeing her boss she'd be there, on time, every Friday because she wanted to be able to fly back to L.A. to be with Laker Lamar. But in the end, she promised to be punctual. (Spoiler: she's not punctual!)
That night, Kourtney took Khloe out on the town to help her forget the fact she was a few time zones away from Laker Lamar. Khloe drank way too much and when Kourtney reminded her they had a photo-shoot the next morning for D-A-S-H, Khloe told her suck something she wasn’t born with (but some people out there seem to believe she has anyway). The next morning, Khloe was so hung over the air hurt her. But they went the photo shoot anyway, where the sisters and two other girls had to strip and have black dresses painted on them.
Once everyone was in place and sufficiently naked, the photographer told Khloe “not to look so mad.” This sent Kourtney over the edge, and she told her sister to “f***ing be a professional” and to just forget about her hangover for five minutes. But you can never forget a hang over, because the pain is in your head! What kind of a request is that? To me, Kourtney picking a fight with Khloe is stupid, because Kourtney is the size of a lawn gnome and Kourtney is the size of a dump truck. So like, what’s the point?
The next day, Khloe was on the phone with Laker Lamar when she realized she was terribly late for her radio show. She ran to the studio, only to find the show had started without her. She was MAD, because IT WAS HER SHOW! How dare they start interviewing Bow-Wow on “Khloe After Dark” when Khloe isn’t even there? Ugh, tardiness rage! Her boss accosted her just as she was running in and questioned her “desire” to be there. But questioning Khloe’s “desire” to do anything is like asking why the sky is blue -- there's an answer, but it doesn't make sense. In the end, Kourtney reaffirmed her commitment to both the show and D-A-S-H. Morals, everyone. Better than chocolate.
The experience with her radio show made Khloe realize she’d been a Debbie Downer on ‘roids at the photo shoot, and so she figured out a plan to make it up to Kourtney. She made post-card sized flyers of the pictures and distributed them on the beach so the store would be flooded with customers. Her plan worked, and the sisters finally settled in to Miami just like old times. But in all honesty, they’re too old to do things the same way as “the old times.” So will they embrace their new roles as mother and wife in place of the old ones, or will Miami have too many memories of youth for them to keep their priorities straight? Will they ever really take Miami? All right, I’ll leave you alone. But think about it!